Stitching Sisters 

If you have hung around here for any length of time, you have heard me talk about the Stitching Sisters Quilt of Valor group that I am lucky enough to be a part of. They meet once a month for sew days, but since they are about 90 minutes away and I work every other Saturday, I have only gotten down there to sew with them twice! Usually, one of the faithful members of the group attends the meetings and picks up tops for me. Then we meet halfway and she hands them off. When I am done quilting them, we meet up again and she delivers the finished quilts. Last weekend, all things worked out and I was able to go. I had a great time quilting with my friends and we even had a quilt presentation that afternoon. Yay!

Here are some pictures. First the quilt is awarded by the maker, Karen made this top and I got to quilt it.

We unfold the quilt so everyone can see it.

Then we wrap our vet in a big quilty hug and tell him (or her), “Welcome home!”

This next quilt was made by Lori. She is over on the left helping to hold up the quilt.

This next one was made by Val. Love it!

And this last beauty was pieced and quilted by Sue over on the left.

Such an honor to be a part of this!

The above pictures were all taken by our fearless leader, Terri. I only took the two pictures below of our sewing time. There were more people here than you would guess by my pics!

I love this organization and am blessed to be a part of it. These ladies trust me with their precious tops and I never take that for granted. They have welcomed me into their group with open arms. This is my “tribe.”

If you would like to learn more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, click here to visit the web site.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Stitching Sisters 

  1. Kathy D. says:

    Katy – We love having you in the group; your presence is felt even though you can’t be with us in person most of the time. All you do is greatly appreciated!

  2. piecefulwendy says:

    Your group does beautiful work. Looks like you all have fun and are a great team! Glad you could get together with them!

  3. Val W says:

    Katy – it’s a thrill when we receive the quilted tops back from you. And it’s even better when you are able to join us on a sew day. We are so lucky you are in our group!

  4. I love the fact you have some people to quilt with. They seam to be a great group.

  5. There’s nothing like belonging to a group of quilters and your QOV looks like a very special group. How lovely to be able to present quilts in person too.

  6. lois92346 says:

    I’m so glad things worked out so that you were able to attend during the presentations. You belong to a wonderful group.

  7. It’s always a fun day on sew day. I really enjoyed seeing you there.

  8. Alycia says:

    So awesome!@!!!

  9. Barb Vedder says:

    What a great presentation to the vets. they looks so happy and proud.
    Do you have many Vietnam vets? Just curious as I just finished a book about that war.
    We are having a presentation at our guild next meeting.

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